BENGALURU: A team effort every time has been Mumbai Indians‘ key to success, captain Rohit Sharma said after their facile six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) second qualifier game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.
“That’s been the hallmark of this team – we’ve not depended on one individual. It’s all about teamwork and we’ve been doing that regularly. Good to see when individuals take responsibility,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Mumbai rode on Karn Sharma (4/16) and Jasprit Bumrah’s (3/7) brilliant bowling effort to skittle KKR out for 107 inside 18.5 overs.
While chasing, Krunal Pandya’s unbeaten 45 was enough to see off their rivals and book a final berth where they will take on Steve Smith’s Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday.
“We’ve been working hard. So we don’t want to shy away from going into the finals the hard way.
“We deserve to be in the final. We’ve played really good cricket through the tournament. We played a great game today. When you have a performance like that, it gives you confidence. Bowlers set the game up for us,” Rohit said.